Research Specialist - Contributing
Open Date: 03/16/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Instructions to Applicant: * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Job Duties: Within the Surgical Oncology Department, the Research Specialist will perform database management of procured and distributed specimens, to include daily and weekly database entry, log book entry, organization of freeze storage, and coordination and appropriate filling of all paper work necessary for NCTC activities. The Research Specialist will also be responsible for obtaining consent for tissue acquisition as needed. This will involve discussion with primary physician, director of tissue bank and patients. They will handle procurement of malignant and non-malignant tissue and when possible corresponding blood specimens from operating room and pathology following policies and procedures for such collection, storage, processing and distribution as set up by the Tissue Procurement facility. This also includes interaction with investigators to ensure that tissue is collected according to specific criteria of a research study. It also involves interaction with patient participants along with research nurses to explain the nature of the work in the NCTC should question arise in the informed consent process. Other duties include outreach to clinics/practices outside the Division of Surgical Oncology and generating data for monthly Division of Surgical Oncology meetings.